All Blog Posts Tagged 'notions' (14)

A Sewist in The Making: Pisces

P stands for "Pisces" -- as well as for "Poof goes the pin cushion project when one fails to properly plan."

Two weeks or so ago, I watched Youtube videos in which sewists seemed to effortlessly create those cute, round pin cushions from scraps of various prints and colors. By Jove, if I could…


Added by Sharon Maynard on February 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

How to Make Wrist Pin Cushions

Once I finished , I decided that the kids in my sewing classes needed pin cushions. After scouring the internet for fun ideas that I could sew in bulk, I eventually realized that it was best to keep it simple - a wrist pin cushion seemed the most practical. Circles are my preferred shape, so I found a roll of…


Added by Angela L on February 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Easier to See Quilting Ruler - Tip

I am making a couple of 20"x 20" Christmas themed quilts and donating them to babies born premature and also a denim rag quilt for my son. In the process of doing this, as I was using my ruler, I couldn't see the numbers on it, the light was too dim and I need new glasses. So I kept putting the ruler up to the light which after the second time was a little frustrating so I…


Added by RHONDA LEE MORRISON on November 13, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sewing Machine Feet Storage

I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome.  To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.…


Added by Karen on April 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

My journey so far

Hi, I'm a relative newcomer to this quilting lark, and even newer-newcomer to blogging!! Although, of course, I have heard of both, up to now its only quilting I've actually done.

I attended a Quillow Course at a shop in Colchester, which, due to circumstances beyond my control, I couldn't complete. I did the first 3 lessons, for which I was really grateful for the stuff I was shown, but the quilting bug had bitten me. I was hooked, and armed with very…

Added by Judith Mercer on December 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

How Do You Store Your Notions?

How does everyone store their notions? Do you have it all on shelving? Boxes? Drawers?

My modest collection of notions are stored in a small latched box on my sewing table, on some small shelving attached to the wall, and a little bit inside one drawer of my sewing table. I keep my bobbins in one of those "Stack 'n Store Bobbin Towers" and I do NOT like it at all as it keeps falling apart when I am getting a bobbin or putting one in it. My thread is on…

Added by Susan on October 28, 2010 at 2:21pm — 18 Comments

NYC Here I Come - So how many suitcases can I bring back?

HI everyone,

So today I am thinking about my upcoming trip to Connecticut and New York City. I leave the second week of June. I am so so so excited. My husband will be in meetings all day and I will be keeping a co-workers wife company. SO of course you all know what I am thinking - drive into NYC and shop the fashion district. Now I have to be careful because I just decluttered my sewing room - but how much could I really bring back right? I mean - right??? After all, I am…

Added by Melinda Sarpal on June 2, 2010 at 1:49am — 2 Comments


Hello fellow sewers,

About a week ago I was inspired by a new book I bought while in L.A. about pattern drafting. I thought "this book really simplifies the techniques. Lets give it a whirl". So I went down into my sewing 'Dungeon' all excited and motivated to get started...... until I looked around. The room was a disaster. There was not one inch of space that was free of clutter. There were notions, fabric, patterns, books, paper, etc. everywhere. There was barely a clear…

Added by Melinda Sarpal on May 31, 2010 at 11:55am — 46 Comments

Win 50$ Gift Certificate from FabricMart!

With FabricMart's wicked pricing you could buy yourself some very nice fabric such as Voile from Prada, Patchwork Shantung, Vera Wang, Chiffon, Charmeuse, Couture Lace, ITY Knit, Moire Taffeta from Maggy London, oh the list goes on!!!!

This week's give-away prize is a 50$ gift certificate to spend at FabricMart any way you like! Elastics, threads, notions, and…

Added by Susan on April 12, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Basic Sewing Supplies for Absolute Beginners

Everyone should have some basic sewing skills and own some basic sewing supplies. A tiny rip in a hem, or loose button, should never result in a discarded garment. Review some basic sewing tips if you forget how to sew on a button because minor issues are easy to fix, as long as you simply own a needle and some thread.

To make a simple sewing and/or mending kit, start with a lidded container to hold everything in. You need a basic set of sewing… Continue

Added by Susan on December 12, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sewing Tips For the Beginner Seamstress

By Sabina Taylor

I love sewing, it is my main hobby of choice. I do enjoy many other crafts outside of stitching, but my sewing machine is always close by and ready for whatever the task. I find it rewarding to make clothing and useful things to decorate the home.

There is always something new to learn allowing your imagination to grow and soar with endless ideas. Designing is where I find the artist in me, others may find their creative sides in other areas of the… Continue

Added by Susan on July 26, 2009 at 9:10am — 3 Comments


DO WHAT YOU LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART. That's what this wallhanging in my sewing room says!! I couldn't agree more. I have been sewing forever (we'll keep that undisclosed!), and have been quilting for 20 years. Although I've tried my hand at many crafts, cross stitch, tole painting, floral arranging and so on, sewing has always been my passion. This is where the bulk of my "investment" to myself lies. I truly believe that purchasing good tools:… Continue

Added by Lynne Demeter on July 17, 2009 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments

Sewing Tips - How To Sew More Professional Looking Top-Stitching

By Marian Lewis

Here is a sewing tip to add to your sewing techniques book.

Learn how to sew more professional looking top-stitching at the sewing machine using your regular sewing thread.

Use the same…


Added by Susan on June 12, 2009 at 1:30am — 14 Comments

Top 10 Sewing Storage Tips

A good storage system is much more than just putting all your sewing supplies away. It will make it easier and quicker to find your supplies and protect them from damage. It will allow you to use all the space in your room effectively. There are a lot of options to choose from, shelves, baskets, bins and more to help you store your supplies, so it can be hard to choose which ones will work for you. Here are some tips on how to create an effective storage system that works for you.

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Added by Susan on May 14, 2009 at 2:52pm — 4 Comments

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